A 7.7 magnitude earthquake has struck the South Pacific region, triggering tsunami warnings and calls for residents to avoid beaches and shore areas.
- New Zealand authorities urge residents along its northern coast to avoid beaches and shore areas
- The earthquake was upgraded from an earlier magnitude of 7.2 to a 7.7
- There were no immediate reports of damage near the epicentre in New Caledonia
The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the 7.7 magnitude earthquake’s epicentre was 417…